[Pdx-pm] Fwd: Google Code-in - urgent assistance required
Jonathan "Duke" Leto
jonathan at leto.net
Tue Nov 1 10:42:30 PDT 2011
Parrot Foundation is also ramping up for GCI, if you would like to
help us come up with tasks, please add them here:
On Sun, Oct 30, 2011 at 10:54 PM, The Dread Parrot <enobacon at gmail.com> wrote:
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> Subject: Google Code-in - urgent assistance required
> Date: Sunday 30 October 2011 18:16
> From: Paul Johnson <paul at pjcj.net>
> To: module-authors at perl.org
> [ See this post in glorious HTML at
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> The Google Code-in 2011 (GCI - http://wiki.enlightenedperl.org/gci2011)
> will be starting shortly. This is the programme under which students
> aged between 13 and 17 years are encouraged to get involved in open
> source projects. The Perl Foundation would like Perl to be a part of
> this programme, bringing both short and long-term benefits to Perl and
> the students alike.
> Many of you will have seen my previous post
> (http://blogs.perl.org/users/paul_johnson/2011/10/gci-2011.html) asking
> the Perl community for help in creating tasks for students. A few of
> you have subsequently added tasks to the ideas page
> (http://wiki.enlightenedperl.org/gci2011/gci2011/ideas). For this we
> are extremely grateful. Some of you may well be planning to add some
> tasks. We'll also be very grateful for these tasks.
> It's almost time to submit our application. But for our application to
> be successful we really need to add more tasks. So I'm renewing my
> appeal for your help.
> We need help from all sorts of people. From developers, from
> designers, from technical writers, from managers, from marketers, from
> QA people and testers, from architects, from trainers, from user
> interface specialists and from anyone who can speak more than one
> language. And if you're reading this and don't fit into any of those
> categories then you undoubtedly have other talents and we probably
> need you even more.
> We need you to visit the ideas page
> (http://wiki.enlightenedperl.org/gci2011/gci2011/ideas) and read about
> the sort of tasks we need. Then create a login and add a task. If you
> can't or don't want to create a login, please mail your task to me at
> paul at pjcj.net
> Here are some suggestions for tasks:
> - Develop a new feature.
> - Port to a new operating system.
> - Fix a bug. (Go and check your RT queue.)
> - Add tests for a feature.
> - Add tests to improve coverage. (Take a look at cpancover
> http://pjcj.sytes.net/cpancover/ )
> - Add to or improve documentation.
> - Write a tutorial.
> - Make a tutorial video.
> - Make a promotional video.
> - Add internationalisation (I18N) to a module.
> - Translate documentation, tutorials or web sites.
> - Investigate API changes.
> - Research new ideas. algorithms or libraries.
> - Compare and contrast modules.
> But feel free to let your imagination run wild. Any task that a young
> student could perform that would be beneficial to the project is fair
> In addition, if you really cannot think of a task to add, but you would
> be willing to act as a mentor please add your name to the ideas page
> (http://wiki.enlightenedperl.org/gci2011/gci2011/ideas) and note any
> areas in which you would be willing to mentor. In particular we are in
> need of mentors who would be able to assist with translation tasks, so
> if you speak more than one language please add your name and note which
> languages you speak. We also need mentors who would be happy to work
> with students on bugs in modules where the author is unable to do so.
> But we're very happy to accept all volunteers. So please either add a
> task or sign up as a mentor. (Or both.)
> But this is getting very urgent. Our application needs to be on
> Tuesday so please don't delay and sign up today!
> Thank you very much for your assistance. I trust that with your help
> this year's GCI will be even more successful than last year's.
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